vertical jump training

Weighted Exercises For Vertical Jump Development

There are plenty of good weighted exercises that you can use to develop your vertical jump. In this section you will find videos of many of the more effective ones.

Essentially the weighted exercises can be divided into 4 main groups, squat varieties, deadlift varieties, unilateral or single leg exercises, and other. We have added in another section for Power Jumper work as well for those who own one. Click on the respective links below to view the videos for exercise you want to see.


Back Squat

Back Squat with bands

Box Squat

Box Squat with bands

Concentric Squat

Lightened Concentric Squat

Front Squat

Hindu Squats**NEW**

Lightened Squat

Lightened Box Squat

Paused Squat

Reactive Squat

Reactive Squat with Bands **NEW**

Safety Bar Squat

Safety Bar Box Squat

Safety Bar Concentric Box Squat

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Barbell Deadlift

Deadlift Off Box

Barbell Deadlift on Foam

Reactive Trap Bar Deadlift

Snatch Grip Deadlift

Snatch Grip Deadlift off a box

Sumo Grip Deadlift

Sumo Grip Deadlift Off Box

Trap Bar Deadlift

Trap Bar Deadlift Off Box

Trap Bar Jump Squats


Low Box Lunge Step Up


Pistol Squat

Pistol Box Squat

Pistol Squat With Medicine Ball

Reactive Split Squat

Reverse Lunge

Single Leg Deadlift

Safety Bar Split Squat

Split Squat

Split Squat With Bands

Step Up

Travelling Lunge


Hang Clean

Glute Ham Raise

Single Leg Hyper Extensions

Kettlebell Swing (two hand)

Kettlebell Swing (one hand)

Plate Swings

Forward Medicine Ball Throws

Overhead Medicine Ball Throws

Medicine Ball Push


We have added this section because we feel that the Power Jumper is such a versatile training device it would be beneficial to see for yourself just how easy it can be incorporated to enhance the effectiveness of your vertical jump based weight training.

Power Jumper Squat

Power Jumper Sumo Grip Deadlift

Reactive Power Jumper Trap Bar Deadlift

Power Jumper Trap Bar Deadlift

Power Jumper Trap Bar Deadlift Off Box

Single Leg Deadlift with Power Jumper

Snatch Grip Deadlift off a box with Power Jumper


The weights used in the videos are purely for demonstrative purposes only. Appropriate loads should be relevant to both the individual athlete, as well as the desired strength characteristic to be developed.

If you are inexperienced with weight training (or even if you are!) these videos should not be used as a sole source of instruction. For obvious safety and ultimately, performance reasons, you really should learn the correct technique by consulting with a qualifed trainer who can watch you in action and correct any obvious flaws in your lifting style.

Finally, we hope you enjoy this section of the site. The list here is just the beginning of all the exercises out there (we will continue to add more in the future), but we hope that what we have shown can stimulate some good ideas for your own vertical jump development.

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